Trailer #2 for the upcoming Transformer movie includes an industrial strength dose of girlpower:
The comments on youtube are brutal, including this one from Infamous Greed:
I was hoping for some robot on robot beat down, then they had to cut to the girl every few seconds, I mean damn! I get it, I get your point! you’re a strong girl! now let me see some robot action in peace!
And this one from AFiveSeven
Why is she talking to the camera like she’s trying to sell me her stank ass deodorant? Feminism really is cancer, how hard is it to just make her badass without the arrogance of “AND I A GURL TOO”
And perhaps best stated by MrGojira95:
This girl is giving me bad memories of Scrappy Doo. (Cringe) >_<
Modern audiences will accept a mountain of SJW nonsense, but as Marvel recently admitted, there is a limit. Push too far and eventually they will push back.
What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not. I don’t know that that’s really true, but that’s what we saw in sales.
This doesn’t mean the new Transformers movie won’t be a smashing success. The movie could bomb the way that Ghostbusters did last year, or it could be a huge success like Logan was this year.
However, the main Logan trailer focuses on the pathos of two aging and well loved superheroes. This accurately depicts the bulk of the focus of the movie:
But Logan was also a feminist dream, with unintentionally hilarious scenes of a shrieking snarling little girl (Laura) flying through the air and slashing men to bits. Like the Transformers girl, she embodies the same comical spirit as the statue on Wall Street.
However even in Trailer 2, which features Laura, the marketers of Logan understood that they couldn’t include the most hilarious scenes feminists are sure to love. While Trailer 2 gives you a bit of a taste, you’ll have to watch the movie to see the most unintentionally comic scenes:
But the fact remains that while audiences will accept a huge amount of feminist propaganda in movies and other forms of entertainment, there is such a thing as too much. Cross that line and your product will flop at great expense. It will be interesting to see which side of the line audiences decide the upcoming Transformers movie falls on.